What is Bihar Yoga?


The Bihar School of Yoga is one of the first modern schools of yoga. Bihar Yoga is the type of yoga that seeks to make small, gradual changes, to the body and lifestyle, rather than large sudden changes, as these can physically harm the human body. 



Founded by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati in 1964, Bihar Yoga, also known as Satyananda, seeks to unite ancient yogic teachings and practices with modern science. Teachings consist of a systematic approach: yoga poses for the physical body, breathing exercises for the energy body, and meditation to still the mind. Bihar Yoga involves a whole person, whole-life approach and encourages the practitioner to embrace Jnana, Bhakti and Karma Yoga as paths to spiritual growth.   

Go to Bihar Yoga if you want: 


Breathing exercises 

Yoga poses 

Whole-life approach 

Selfless service 


Emotionally restorative yoga  

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Watch a Bihar Yoga class 

Who was Bihar Yoga founded by? 

Bihar Yoga was founded by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati. 

When was Bihar Yoga founded? 

Bihar Yoga was founded in 1964. 




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